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a man who is a current representation of freedom and equality around the world. nelson mandela, the 94-year-old former president of south africa, there is late word tonight that his health has taken a turn for the worse in just the past 24 hours. critical condition, according to the current south african president jacob zuma. we are monitoring south african television for you. cnn is live outside the hospital where mandela is right now. and where zuma is saying this. he is saying the doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that mandela is well looked after and is comfortable. he is in good hands. mandela has been hospitalized since june 8th for a recurring lung infection. previously authorities had described his condition as serious, but stable. mandela has become increasingly frail over the years. he hasn't appeared in public since south africa hosted the world cup in 2010. the anti-apartheid hero has been in and out of the hospital in recent years. his history of lung problems began when he was a political prisoner on robin island for 27
. >>> the president is with his idol just miles away. how will the president help the critical nelson mandela. >>> the courts of appeal overturned the california same-sex marriage ban ties the knot. >>> the tigers are coming. asian tiger mosquitoes, that is. they're aggressive, they carry disease, and they're invading state after state. that and much more on "cbs this morning saturday" on june 29, 2013. >>> and good morning. welcome to the weekend. welcome nancy cordes, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. they're dealing with some big heat in the west. 106 degrees in phoenix. >> we'll have some great guests for you in studio 57, including a fantastic band, the mavericks. they're back after nine years with a live performance in our second cup cafe. >>> our oldest fine dining restaurant, delmonico's. we're going to talk about him serving up some dishes in the restaurant where they were invented. >>> a record heat burning up much of our country. it's dangerous, it's constant and causing misery for millions of americans. the western part of the nation is suffering, expecting highs of triple
of edward snowden the admitted leaks of nsa state secrets. we're live in moscow. >>> nelson mandela's health has deteriorated and become critical. a live update from south africa. >>> the second degree murder trial of george zimmerman in the trayvon martin shooting begins today. >>> plus death-defying moves. the super moon, did you see it? and lebron james cashing in on yet another $7 million a year. does he need it? >>> very good morning. it's nice to see you, i'm veronica de la cruz. he's arguably the most wanted man in the world. edward snowden is evading u.s. authorities in a game of cat and mouse, fleeing hong kong sunday and flying into moscow. after spending the night in russia, snowden is reportedly flying into cuba today and then venezuela. u.s. lawmakers are not pleased. they want him brought back to the u.s. >> what's infuriating here is prime minister putin of russia aiding and abetting snowden's escape. the bottom line is very simple. allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways. and putin almost seems eager to put a finger in the eye of the united states. >> i want to
will be able to see nelson mandela. >> bolivian children living with their parents in jail. the government says it is time for them to go. we begin in the united states where general james cartwright, once a second highest-rated officer in the u.s. military, is being investigated for leaking secret information about u.s. operations overseas. our broadcast partner nbc news says a general cartwright may have revealed details of a u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear facilities. generalcard white -- cartwright was head of the investigation called stuxnet during the obama and bush presidencies. >> one of the big questions about the stuxnet program is who gave the information to the new york times in 2012? now there comes were that someone at the very highest levels at the pentagon may have been responsible for the leak. in 2012, the new york times ran a story about a computer worm called stuxnet and how it was the obama administration's key weapon in a prolonged cyber attack on iran's nuclear weapons program. it affected computers worldwide in 2010. cybersecurity experts assumed at that time some go
is not looking for a photo with nelson mandela. one american is reported killed in egypt. war photography, does it reveal the horror or desensitize us to it? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. president obama has arrived in south africa saying he is not looking for a photo with the ailing nelson mandela. he tested down a few hours ago on the second stop of his weeklong tour of the continent. it has been overshadowed by concerns about mr. mandela's health. earlier, mr. mandela's former wife spoke to reporters outside of the hospital where he is .eing treated >> i am not here to answer any medical questions, i am not a dog her. .- i am not a doctor he is still on well. a shortore, i spoke time ago to our reporter in soweto. to what extent has the visit overshadowed by the concerns about nelson mandela's health? >> quite significantly. i have the opportunity to cover president obama's visit four years ago. there was crowds everywhere, which is of the president everywhere. you could get a sense of the excitement that the first african-american president of the u.s. was v
>> our thoughts and those of americans and people all around the world are with nelson mandela and his family and all of south africa. south first visit to africa's president, barack obama pays tribute to his personal hero. remains inandela critical condition in hospital. barack obama will visit his family members in the coming hour. ♪ >> welcome to the program live thedoha. president obama and jacob duma our meeting and we are live in pretoria. perot and anti-government protesters clashed in egypt. retired u.s. generals as allegations that he leaked confidential data to the media are preposterous. about 100 tour de france is about to get under way. we will have a preview. ♪ ♪ visiting obama is south africa for the first time as president. he has been talking to his counterpart, jacob duma. is a hugely symbolic but right now, it is the former president of south africa, nelson mandela, who is at the forefront of people's concerns. he is a hero to obama. both men were the first black presidents of their respective countries and both were awarded the nobel peace prize cree.
president jacob zuma, but will he be visiting nelson mandela who continues to be hospitalized? we'll tell you about all that in a moment. >>> in the death of trayvon martin, one person that we have not heard from before is trayvon's stepmother. straight ahead, you will hear what she has to say about the trial and the loss of her stepson. >>> hello, everyone. we're beginning with a dangerous heat wave carrying temperatures well over 100 degrees baking parts of the west. it could hit 128 degrees in california's death valley today, and people are doing whatever they can to try to stay cool. alexandra steele is live for us in the cnn weather center. this is some oppressive heat, particularly dangerous, alexandra, for the most vulnerable of our population. >> you know, but with numbers as high as these are, it's not only that. i mean, we're talking about records that aren't just highs for the day or highs for the month, but some of these places in the desert southwest could see temperatures that they have never seen before. here is why. it is a jet stream extreme. so here is what's happening.
have to testify anyway? governor sarah pa lin weighs in. and we'll look at nelson mandela. we'll look at his fight to end racial discrimination and how his life parallels dr. martin luther king. and the nfl decides to punt on propoeting obama care. administration looking for high profile pitches. and the pros are not buying it. i am uma, we are live from the nation's capitol. america's news headquarters starts right now. >> and we begin with what is a dangerous heatwave that is gripping most of the western part of the nation. we are talking about triple digit temperatures and folks in death valley, california they are bracing for teches to hit 130 degrees today. that is close to a record set back 100 years ago. they are joining us live from santa monica, california where it is and cooler than death valley. dom nick? >> uma, people are taking to the ocean to coloff in santa monica beach. families are heading into the water. and marine hanging over the coast. it is 90 degrees in the city. and as you head further inland, it is going to get warmer and out in death valley, record of 134 de
>> concerns grow for nelson mandela as jacob zuma cancels a trip abroad. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. at there thrilled prospects. we truly stand at a tipping point. >> gay couples benefit from a supreme court ruling. herting kicks off between testers and police before a big match against uruguay. >> kevin rudd returns as australia's prime minister. south african president jacob zuma has canceled a trip abroad as it appears nelson mandela's health is deteriorating. he is in hospital in pretoria. >> to president jacob zuma came to the hospital and visited nelson mandela and after that he gave a brief statement in which he described nelson mandela's condition is still critical. he said there was to be a state -- a summit in mozambique but that has been canceled. jacob zuma will not be going because he simply feels it is not the right time to leave south africa particularly with nelson mandela in such a critical condition. we do not know this officially from the president's office but we do understand from a number of credible sources that nelson mandela is now on life su
where former president nels mandela is >>> members of south african choir have been singing outside the hospital where former president nelson mandela is in critical condition. he's been there since june the 8th. >> michelle has the latest on the 94-year-old's condition. >> reporter: people sang. and released balloons outside the hospital where former south african president nelson mandela is in critical but stable condition. the current president of south africa visited mandela today and says he looks much better. mandela has been hospitalized for weeks with a lung infection. his oldest daughter says his family has hope he will pull through. >> when you talk to him he tries to open his eyes. when you touch him he still responds. >> reporter: president obama is getting updates on nelson mandela's health. he is scheduled to visit south africa this weekend. >> if and when he passes from this place, one thing we will know is his legacy is one that linger on throughout the ages. >> reporter: a large crowd has been holding a vigil outside this hospital and the walls are covered with mess
in the school of journalism. it's a thrill to be here to talk about his recent book, "after mandela," which i think is a beautifully rendered and beautifully written account of contemporary south africa and profoundly important book. we can talk about that. it's profoundly important because not only does it help us understand what's taking place in south africa, but there's many less -- lessons for us in the u.s. and countries elsewhere as countries emerge from years of tyrannical regimes and trying to find their way into a democratic government, a democratic system. i thought we'd begin talking about mandela. as you know, he's in the hospital now. it's fair to say to say he's, you know, near death, and i always found it interesting that to doug that he titled the book after mandela, not after a partide. a couple days ago, an activist in south africa asked the question, would we have been much better off if he served a second term? >> right. so we would have been better off if he had had a second term because, quote, because he was a committed democratic, unquote, and i think it raises all ki
>> this is al jazeera. >> welcome to the newshour. the top stories now. nelson mandela's condition worsens. doctors say south africa's foreign -- former president is critically ill. whistleblowere who uncovered secret spying programs flies to moscow. the death toll from floods in india rises to 6500. away inict is hours the verdict of the former italian prime minister accused of having sex with an underage prostitute. -- health of nelson mandela has worsened. south africa's government says the 94-year-old is now critically ill. the anti-apartheid hero has been in hospital for more than two weeks. pageou page -- tonya reports. >> a nation in prayer. many south africans continue to hope nelson mandela makes a speedy recovery. the 94-year-old former president has been in hospital since june and 8, receiving treatment for a recurring longer lung infection. hisver the past 24 hours treatment -- condition has become critical. doctors are doing everything to make sure he is well looked after and comfortable and his condition improves. >> on sunday, several family members visited mandela,
says former president mandela is on life support and now his family has been summoned. >> at 6:00 on thursday, thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> first up, a check on the weather forecast and we see a great start to the day. >> we are tracking fog and low clouds. here is drop , visibility is put on here less than eighth of a mile in novato and half moon bay and quarter-mile visibility in santa rosa the dangerous spots this morning. the day planner shows clouds spreading through the bay now through 7:00 or 8:00 with temperatures in the low 60's. we are in the low 70's by noon and touching 80 if many neighborhoods by 4:00 and mild 70 degrees at 7:00. it will be warmer inland where we have thick fog in the north bay and bright are by noon and 82 and still slightly human and oppressive 90 degrees. at the coast we will have clouds, mist this morning and 58 and mid-to-upper 60's with clouds none through 7:00. leyla gulen? >> we starting you off on 17 and c.h.p. has moved this to san jose at camden avenue a report of a car fire blocking a lane with top speeds. this crash invo
african president nelson mandela today. we'll let you know why he didn't visit mandela himself. >>> also, a commuter nightmare looms. the latest on the negotiations to keep b.a.r.t. from shutting down monday morning. >>> and an inside look at the silicon valley company that's given consumers palpitations all year, netflix. mom, frank ate the bones. no i didn't. you ate the bones. no, you ate the bones. nobody ate any bones. so, frank didn't eat the bones? no honey, frank did not eat any bones. well he's breathing on me. no i'm not. yes you are. no i'm not. yes you are. no i'm not. yes you are. [ male announcer ] it's kfc original recipe without the bones freshly prepared white or dark meat boneless and skinless try a 10 piece mixed bucket for just $14.99. today tastes so good. >>> turning to world news, president obama met privately with members of nelson mandela a's family today. the global icon is in critical condition in a south african hospital. the president is in south africa as part of a three-country tour. here's more from johannesburg. >> reporter: president obama met with the f
the world is praying for an ailing nelson mandela. >>> corporate america has moved quickly in dropping paula deen, but her fans are saying not so fast. >>> plus, gwyneth paltrow's striptease moment. fingerprint technology coming to an iphone near you. and would you ride a motorcycle naked 20 miles for a $50 bet? it is friday and "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, june 28th. >> good morning. i'm richard lui. today marks the end of the first week of the george zimmerman murder trial. it's been a whirlwind of dramatic, emotional and grueling testimony. danielle leigh is live outside the courthouse for us in sanford, florida. good day to you. >> reporter: richard, good morning. legal experts tell me the state has already called their main witnesses to the stand. most notably the teen on the phone with trayvon martin just minutes before he was shot. now they say the prosecution will likely begin attacking the accuracy of george zimmerman's own words. george zimmerman's defense team expressed confidence heading into a fifth day in court. >> i'm very com
of nelson mandela's declining health. news that threatens to overshadow president obama's trip to the continent. we're live in africa. >>> cutting ties. companies end multimillion-dollar deals with paula deen. but it's not all bad news for the southern cooking queen. >>> and a pop star and his kids. a newly released video. christmas morning with michael jackson. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. it was an emotional night of celebrating for same-sex couples and their supporters. >> the celebrations followed the momentous supreme court rulings on gay marriage. same-sex couples will once again be able to marry in california. >> and already-wed couples will soon have access to thousands of benefits they've previously been denied. abc's devin dwyer joining us this morning from washington with all the new developments. devin? >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. that's right. everybody's talking about the opinion written by justice anthony kennedy. he did not mince words. he said the defense of marriage act demeans gay couples, humiliates their children and violates the
surrounding the health of nelsoñ mandela this morning. these are live pictures this morning of well-wishers gathered outside the hospital in pretoria. south african officials not confirming early reports that mandela is on life support. we have confirmed he s however, using a ventilator to help him breathe. the south african president's office describing him as critical condition. president zuma saying the anti apartheid leader is much better today than he was last night. his family says he's still responding to touch and that's giving them hope. >>> also this morning, the senate now on track to take a very crucial vote on immigration reform. but that effort could end up hitting a wall in the house where republicans are in control. "today in the bay's" tracie potts live on capitol hill. tracie, we're hearing that senate vote on immigration could come as early as today. >> reporter: it could. they have said they want to get it done before the july 4th break. we could see it happen today. that's key because the senate is actually making pretty good progress in getting democrats and re
a familiar scene play out on their he was cautious about the possibility of visiting mandela. he said the last thing he wants to do is be obtrusive. mandela won the nobel peace prize for leading the struggle to abolish apartheid. he's 94 years old. he went into hospital with a lung infection earlier this month. obama has said mandela's effort to achieve reconciliation between blacks and whites after the abolition of apartheid is his ideal. >>> south korean president park guen-hye is building a stronger ties w china. she began a visit to beijing by getting to know president xi jinping. now she's been talking with other chinese leaders and showing how determined she is to work with them. park spent some of her second day in china meeting senior officials including premier li keqiang. she's believe to have proposed that chinese and south koreans invest more in each other's countries. she's thought to have suggested they work together to transform their economies so they're led by domestic demand. li is thought to have agreed to step up cooperation. park had spoken earlier to chinese and
>>> this morning, a turn for the worse. new developments in the health of nelson mandela, the latest on the former south african president's condition in a live report. >>> plus, edward snowden on the run and carrying with him a trove of the nation's most sensitive secrets. this morning we're learning more about where he might be headed and how the u.s. hopes to get him back. >>> above the earth without a net. the latest death-defying walk by nik wallenda. >>> and sugar lovers have spoken. twinkies are about to make a return to store shelves. >>> good monday morning. we begin with those new details coming from south africa. >>> nelson mandela, the former south african leader and nobel peace prize winner, is now in critical condition. the white house is closely monitoring the unfolding crisis at the hospital in pretoria. >> abc's devin dwyer joining us now with the very latest on this. devin. >> reporter: hey, good morning, john and diana. that's right. the world is closely watching south africa awaiting any word on mandela's condition. meanwhile, south africa's president
to terms with nelson mandela's deteriorating health. on air force one, the president said the thoughts and prayers of the american people are with mandela. as for visiting him, mr. obama said he didn't want to be intrusive given mr. mandela's fragile health. on sunday president obama is set to visit robben island, where mandela spent much of his imprisonment. >>> the vigil continued outside the hospital. mandela remains in critical condition, mandela's former wife winnie mandela said there had been what she thought was great improvement from a few days ago. and she spoke to reporters about all those who are thinking about mandela. >> on behalf of the family, we just want to tell you how grateful we are, and we had no idea of the love out there for us in our particular situation. and if sometimes we sound bitter, it is because we are dealing with a very difficult situation. >> winnie mandela today, outside of nelson mandela's former home in soweto. >>> tonight there are report that's an american citizen has been killed during an outbreak of violent clashes in egypt, though the state dep
snowden, the admitted leaker of nsa state secrets. we're live in moscow. >>> nelson mandela's health has deteriorated and become critical. >>> the second-degree murder trial of george zimmerman and the trayvon martin shooting begins today. >>> plus, ath-defying feats of skill and bravery. the supermoon. did you see it? lebron james is cashing in on another 7 million bucks a year. "early today" starts right now. >>> this is "early today" for monday, june 24th. >> good morning, everybody. i'm betty ngyuen. he is arguably the most wanted man in the world. edward snowden is evading u.s. authorities in a game of cat and mouse fleeing hong kong sunday and flying to moscow. after spending the night in russia, snowden is reportedly flying to cuba today and then to venezuela. u.s. lawmakers are not pleased and what him brought back to the u.s. >> what's infuriating here is prime minister putin of russia aiding and abetting snowden's escape. the bottom line is very simple. allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways and putin always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye of the u
swirl about the condition of ailing nelson mandela. live to south africa next. >>> the dea agent who paid the ultimate price is honored. >>> could a solar flare send the earth back to the 19th century? >>> welcome back to "early today." nelson mandela remains in critical condition in a south africa hospital. for the latest, dekeir simmons joins us from pretoria. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me members of the ancu, young people are singing and dancing in the streets celebrating nelson mandela. just before they were here we saw some of nelson mandela's family come out of the hospital and collect some of the flowers, the many flowers and goodwill messages that have been left outside the hospital. one of them said to the camera, she said, look, we know that -- how loved nelson mandela is, he is stable, but at the same time the president's office describing him as critical. you can see these young people coming by, singing and dancing, celebrating nelson mandela. back to you. >> keir, thank you so much. >>> edward snowden could spend weeks in legal limbo thanks to ecuador
>>> president obama travels to south africa today and hopes to visit with nelson mandela while the south africans closely watch the health of the leader. >> the senate approves the immigration bill that would open the door to millions, but it faces an uncertain future in thehouse. >> in cold-blooded fashion kill add person because that person disrespected him. >> football star aaron hernandez remains on a jail charge and the normal new england patriot may be facing even deeper legal troubles. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, june 28th, 2013. . good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president obama wraps up his visit to the west african nation of senegal this morning. later he and his family are scheduled to travel to south africa. on sunday they'll go to tanza a tanzania. last night president obama attended a state dinner. later he visited goree island, a historic port where slaves from africa passed through on their way to the new world. mr. obama said he would like to visit nelson mandela to south africa, however, mandela remains in crit
. south africa,s in but says he will not the ailing nelson mandela. sexifornia resumes same- weddings after a court in san francisco lifted the ban earlier than expected. in cycling's top race, the tour de france. u.s. president barack obama is in south africa for a state visit, but his trip is being overshadowed by nelson mandela's poor health. the two met in 2005. obama has called the anti- apartheid icon a personal hero. the 94-year-old has been in the hospital for more than three weeks fighting a lung infection. >> the helicopter that brought president obama flew past the hospital. but obama has said he will not visit the former president out of for his comfort and tranquility. crowds gathered along the route of obama's motorcade, eager to catch a glimpse of him. zuma and his wife were waiting to greet the obamas. werea and mandela bound by history, as the first black president of their hit -- countries. >> this country's historic transition to a free and democratic nation has been a personal inspiration to me. it continues to be. >> amid the sadness, opinion has been divided on w
and brazil. barack obama has praised nelson mandela as his hero and an inspiration to the world. u.s. president held a private meeting with mandela's family, offering words of comfort. his host, jacob zuma, said both men were bound by history of the first black president of their countries. mike hanna is in johannesburg. not everyone was pleased to see him, barack obama. >> he had a mixed reception. he was greeted by a small number of protesters. opposed to the u.s. policies rather than the president himself necessarily. some i spoke to expressed disappointment at the limited nature of his visit. the u.s. president went straight to a university campus, straight into the building, where he held a meeting with a selected group of young african leaders. he did receive a rapturous welcome within that town board meeting. the young leaders drawn from throughout south africa, part of , hispresident obama said agenda to encourage leaders. talks betweeneral zuma.ent obama and jacob >> bright smiles as the two presidents meet. another president lies gravely ill in a hospital down the road.
are with nelson mandela and his family and all of south africans. >> nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president and is in johannesburg. president obama held a town hall today amid protests. what is president obama saying about his visit with nelson mandela's family. what are you hearing? >> well, richard, good afternoon to you. the president is calling that meeting a privilege. he sat down and spoke with two daughters of nelson mandela and eight grandchildren for about half an hour. he said he expressed his heart felt support for the entire family as they went through this incredibly difficult time. he also reaffirmed the importance of nelson mandela's legacy. the president also placed phone call to nelson mandela's wife bep also learned today that the president will not be going to the hospital to visit the former president of south africa out of deference to what the family wants right now. president obama was able to visit nelson mandela back in 200 5. that's when mr. obama was still a senator. the first laud diand the first daughters visited him back in 2011 when they wer
one of the most important heroes of our time, nelson mandela, conquered the evil of apartheid, remains in, quote, clinically unwell condition. president obama is in johannesburg this evening. all the talk is about whether he'll get a chance to make a bedside pilgrimage to visit the great man before he passes away. >> i don't need a photo po, and the last thing i want to do is be in any way obtrusive when the family is concerned about nelson mandela's condition. >> he is not in south africa because nelson mandela may be in the final moments of his life. he's visiting a major trade partner for america. he's in senegal wednesday, and heading to tanzania on monday for similar reason. these three countries appear to give the president the best shot of taking advantage of economic opportunities in america, something america arguably hasn't done a good job of at late. china's was $200 billion last year. compare that to the u.s. if the united states is not leading in africa, we're going to fall behind in a very important region in the world. over the last decade, an incredible story unfolded i
mandela in pretoria, south africa. the latest from his granddaughter coming up. >>> plus just a day after historic rulings regarding same-sex marriages by the supreme court. san francisco's castro district gearing up for another big event. >>> the heat is on today. we're starting with temperatures in the mid 60s in some of your bay area silt tease. i'll tell you who will see the triple digits, how long this heat will last and then when we might actually get another round of showers in the bay area in the summertime. a lot to talk about in your full forecast. >>> traffic building as the sun indeed is coming up already. a hot day in store. also we have issues why you have to slow down in a couple of key spots already. >>> right now we've got you all dialed in, well, thought you did. there you go. we got you from our san bruno cam. that is a live look over san francisco. you can see low hanging clouds as the heat gets ready to roll in on this friday eve, also known as thursday, june 27. this is "today in the bay." >>> 5:31. thanks for joining us. i'm jon kelly. >> i'm laura garcia-cann
zuma taking reporter questions in south africa. also word obama will meet with nelson mandela's family. >>> california couples are now getting married weeks before expected. >>> also, a life-threatening heat wave is scorching the west. temperatures nearing the 130 mark in some places. a lot on the record for the airline industry. this time it's airline reservation fees. good morning, everyone. hope you're having a great saturday. i'm richard louie in for alex today. first, to president obama's trip to south africa. live pictures of the news conference going on right now. started an hour ago. president obama is holding this news conference with south africa's president zuma. he talked about the former president nelson mandela who remains critically ill in the hospital. take a listen. >> by saying our thoughts and those of americans and people all around the world are with nelson mandela and his family and all of south africans. >> ron allen is life in south after where the president will be visiting today. good morning to you. the president will hold a town hall there. not everyone is h
about the health of nelson mandela. the former president is in critical condition, fighting a lung infection. doctors say his health has deteriorated. mandela is 94 years old. he entered a hospital in pretoria more than two weeks ago. at the time doctors said his condition was serious. president jacob zuma visited mandela on tuesday and spoke with the medical team. >> former president mandela remains in critical condition in hospital. the doctors are doing everything possible to ensure his well-being and comfort. >> zuma asked people in south africa and elsewhere to pray. mandela has had lung problems for decades, since being imprisoned during the apartheid era. in 1993 he was awarded the nobel peace prize for having led the movement to abolish racial segregation. he became the country's first black president in 1994 and worked towards reconciliation. mandela retired from active politics in 1999 but continued to mediate throughout africa. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. emboldened citizens still demanding democracy. the push for peace and shadow of confl
mandela's condition. doctors put him on the critical list. now appearing at the legendary cotton club he is a world away from the world that thought would bring him stardom. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. between a travel brochure and novel. after revealing details about two top secret surveillance program in the u.s. he fled to ng kong and was charged with espionage. wikileaks is now involved. gordon starts off our coverage. >> the flight from moscow to havana, packed with journalists, but seat 17a was empty. the plane took off a few minutes late leaving the exact whereabouts of the former spy a mystery and washington still looking for him. >> what we know is that we are following all of the appropriate legal channels and working with various countries to make sure that rule of law is observed. >> snowden is wanted for spilling secrets about america's national security agency. how they have been gathering data on domestic phone calls and tapping into global communications traffic. he is on the run, a wanted man. he left his job as a con
. the u.s. president arrived in just as nelson mandela's health is reportedly improving. welcome to al jazeera. protesters andn the city of alexandria. two people have been killed, including a u.s. teacher. injured in have been the fighting. army helicopters have been called in to stop the violence. opponents of president morsi ransacked [inaudible] there has been more unrest in other parts of the country. we report from the capital cairo. >> they took to the streets once again to support their president, a man they want to see finish his four years in office. they will defend his legitimacy. struggle is not only about president morsi. this is about islam or no islam. they want to destroy islam. leaves,esident morsi there will not be another nextdent in egypt for the 100 years. no one will stay for more than 48 hours. >> a show of force in support of the president. it is exactly that red line that supporters want to protect. they chanted all day long. people cheered him on this same square when he became president, but after a year, they are here to oust him. him a redto give card. we
nelson mandela is lying in a critical condition. all night, vigils were held by the anc party for the ailing leader. ♪ >> we thank the mandela family. every child knows the story of the great man who grew up here. >> he builds a school for us. we didn't have one before. i'm really sad that he's not feeling well. he's really helped us here. >> the eastern cape province has electricity and running water as well now. from any of the town's inhabitants, life remains very simple. as nelson mandela's help has deteriorated, his birthplace has been swamped from journalists -- swamped by journalists from around the world. the journalists have to remain across the street from the rule location -- remote location to give the family some privacy. next-door, construction is underway. some residents say the mandela's eventual grave is being prepared. discussing such things for someone who is still alive is normally considered taboo in south africa, but among visitors to the museum, the national hero's health is also a topic of discussion. >> i wish that he could get well. we still need hi
just yesterday that the civil rights activist nelson mandela was on life support, but today there's word that he is showing signs of improvement. the latest on his condition is next on "studio b." [ male anno] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. if you have high cholesterol, here's some information that may be worth looking into. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. getting to goal is important, especially if you have high cholesterol plus any of these risk factors because you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries over time. and that's why when diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol i prescribe crestor. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines
as nelson mandela clings to life. he said he will let the family decide about any hospital visits. >>> my exclusive interview with former president jimmy carter. >>> welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> it's been a fifth day of dramatic testimony. i think we'll be using that word a lot as days go by. we're talking about george zimmerman's murder trial. >> there's a witness, a neighbor, who saw the fatal fight and offered a detail account of what he saw and what he heard the night zimmerman shot and killed trayvon martin. >> that witness was one of the people who called 911. george howell is outside the court in sanford, florida. george, this is a state witness, isn't it? he clearly supports zimmerman's story that he was the one being pummelled in that fight. tell us about it. >> good day. absolutely. john good, his system very important for the defense because he is the witness who all along has stated he saw someone on the bottom who seemed to be lighter complexion had a red jacket on. the same red jacket that george zimmerman was wearing suggesting it was trayvon mart
. today the white house said president obama may meet with nelson mandela's family when mr. obama visits south africa eight days from now. mr. obama calls mandela one of his personal heroes. mandela is 94 now and has been in the hospital for two weeks fighting a lung inflection. the man who succeeded him as president said mandela's health is improving and one of mandela's grandsons said he expects him to be released soon. correspondent debora patta is in pretoria, south africa, for us tonight. debora, they say he is improving. what's the information that you have? >> reporter: what we are hearing, scott, is completely at odds with statements from former south african president. our sources tell us that nelson mandela's kidney and liver is functioning at 50%, that he had to have a procedure to repair a bleeding ulcer and another one to insert a tube. we're told he hasn't opened his eyes for days, that he is unresponsive, and we also understand that nelson mandela's family is discussing just how much medical intervention is enough for a man who is old and, clearly, very sick. >> pelley: an
-scheduled tour, but the trip is ofrshadowed by the health of nelson mandela, who is 94 and in critical condition with a lung infection. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: all the singing and all the good wishes for nelson mandela may be a tribute to what he means here. but the appeals to the heavens are being accompanied by the , fe-sustaining work of modern medicine. and nelson mandela's ex-wife, winnie, today suggest the medical intervention may be t lking, at least for now. for now te >> reporter: as the crowds have gathered outside the hospital, the sparse and sometimes misleading official updates about mandela's condition have led to a tension between the family and the international press which is gathered, hungry unr honest information. mandela's daughter, makaziwe, sees the interest as intrusion. >> it's like truly vultures waiting to devour the buffalo, waiting for the-- that's the image that we have as a family. foreporter: it is into the sad, lingering drama that barack obama arrived this evening. the president said on his flight here that he was not seeking a photo op with the fadi
. also today, he is meeting privately with family members of the former president, nelson mandela. mandela, as we all know is in the hospital, in critical condition. and abc's ron claiborne is in pretoria right now. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. as you know, the president, president obama, had hoped, had wanted to meet with nelson mandela at the hospital with me. that's not going to happen. the white house releasing a statement, and i quote, out of deference to nelson mandela's peace and comfort, and the family's wishes, they will not be visiting the hospital. there was a press conference a short while ago. and the president obama spoke about nelson mandela. >> the outpouring of love that we've seen in recent days shows that the triumph of nelson mandela and this nation speaks to something very deep in the human spirit. >> reporter: instead of meeting with nelson mandela, the president will have a private meeting with a number of family members of nelson mandela. the location and timing of that has not been disclosed. the fact this meeting had to
on mandela's family, but he did not visit mandela for what he called peace of comfort. the president spoke about mr. mandela today when he was at a youth rally group. what did he say exactly? >> hi, fredricka. the president has spoken about former president mandela almost every time he has appeared publicly during this trip. at the youth work shoshop, he d town hall with young people here. he said mandela is an example of what's possible in the world when one man puts his own needs aside to address the needs of his larger community and the world. here's a little bit of what the president had to say. >> the struggle here against apartheid for freedom, moral courage, this country's historic transition to a free and democratic nation has been a personal inspiration to me, it has been an inspiration to the world. >> reporter: now, president obama appeared with south africa's president zuma earlier in the day, and south african president zuma said both president obama and president mandela, as the first black leaders of their respective countries, are bound by history and carry the dreams of mi
to watch the health of nelson mandela. this morning there are conflicting reports about his current condition. this comes as president obama is in africa right now this morning set to head to south africa before the weekend. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live monitoring that latest news out of pretoria right now. she joins us from our newsroom with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. those con flinting reports we're hearing is whether or not nelson mandela is actually on life support. in the words of his eldest daughter he is, quote, very critical this morning. talking to a south africa news agency she says he's still giving us hope, opening his eyes, still reactive to touch. we will live with that hope until the final end comes. that's a quote from nelson mande mandela's oldest daughter. >> his family arriving at the hospital in pretoria a few hours ago where they were agreeded by crowds of well-wishers. right now it's just after 2:00 in the afternoon. his family says they appreciate all the love and support from those who show up day after day. >> we don't like seeing m
, washington. >>> and next we want to take you overseas to south africa. nelson mandela, the 94-year-old freedom fighter in a hospital as president obama, a man inspired by mandela, has just landed nearby. abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, traveling with the president tonight. >> reporter: for president obama, a bittersweet arrival in south africa, an historic first, an african american president warmly greeted where apartheid once ruled. nelson mandela is the man who inspired a teenage obama to make his very first political speech. a few years ago, he taped a tribute for mandela's 90th birthday. >> happy birthday, nelson mandela. i hope that i have a chance to see you soon. >> reporter: that chance may never come. mandela's health is so precarious the white house considered cancelling the trip out of respect for the family. president obama told reporters today he doesn't need a photo-op with mandela and that it will be entirely up to the family whether he has one last chance to see his personal hero. this is the one known photograph of mandela and obama, a snapsh
for mandela. crowds gathering outside the pretoria hospital. dancing and singing and demonstrating their love for the south african icon who remains in critical condition. >>> and learning through the arts. yo-yo ma has wowed audiences around the globe, but now the legendary cellist is making shu wounded warriors and our nation's school children get involved in the arts. he'll join us live and he'll play for us. ♪ ♪ >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in colorado at the aspen ideas festival. in senegal today, president obama celebrated the supreme court's twin decisions on same-sex marriage and he said that the administration had already started planning on how to get benefits to gay couples. >> we now have to comb through every federal statute and -- although we hadn't prejudged what the ruling had been, i had asked my white house counsel to help work with lawyers across every agency in the federal government to start getting a sense of what statutes would be implicated and what it will mean for us to administratively apply the rule that federal benefits apply to all married couples.
in the north bay. >> >> nelson mandela's health deteriorates. what doctors and family is saying about the condition of the former south african president. . >> good evening, i'm ken wayne >> and i'm heather holmes. cool and cloudy weather made its way through the bay area i want to give you a live look. from our emeryville camera looking towards san francisco. >> much the same story in the south bay. here's the san jose camera. not quite as dark in the is of san francisco, but there are rain clouds out there. we have live team coverage on this unusual weather system. how much more of this rain can we expect? >> we begin with kara at sfo where passengers are seeing major delays. kara? >> reporter: the delays have been going on all day long because of this low ceiling that you see behind me. folks trying to put a little more space in between the planes for safety, but we are hearing more flights have been canceled. 47 arriving flights and 36 departing he flights have been canceled. >> visibility poor on highway 1 near pacificka >> a little uncharacteristic for summer. >> reporter: nearl
- being. and comfort. >> south africa's president tells the world nelson mandela is in the critical condition. more gunfire in eastern lebanon where 15 soldiers have been killed fighting supporters. a verdict is expected in the case of former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi accused of having sex with teenage prostitutes. teenage prostitute. the man responsible for one of the biggest intelligence leaks in u.s. history and checked in for a flight from moscow to havana. the airplane is on its way to cuba. according to passengers on board, and with snowden's seat is empty. john kerry wants him to be sent home to face justice. choseonder if mr. stone china and russia as assistance in his flight from justice because they are such powerful bastions of the internet freedom. i wonder if while he was another of those countries he raised the questions of internet freedom since that seems to be what he tibia's. he evidently places himself above the law having betrayed his country with respect to the violation of his oath. i think there are serious implications in that. is, peter? where
. to staycan forces set at least for a little while in jordan. members of nelson mandela's family met at his home as the former leader remained in critical condition at a hospital. he has been there for more than two weeks after being committed for a recurring recurring lung infection. i spoke to gabriel who was outside of the hospital. what is the latest from the hospital on nelson mandela's condition? question latest statement from the presidency, who is the only source of official information, is that his condition is unchanged. he is still in a critical condition in this hospital here to hide me where he has been for the last 18 days. tonight is arent these crowds of people never before have we seen this number of people come here. they are bringing their letters of support. they have become families of children. they are asking him to get well soon. this has been quite upbeat. this is contrast to the official statements we have been getting from the presidency. the message from the president to south africans was that they should not hold out false hope and they should take this news in
for the latest on nelson mandela's condition. >>> plus, an airport heist of $1.2 million in $100 bills. that's next. >>> welcome back, everyone. nelson mandela remains in critical condition in a south african hospital. joining us now from pretoria. good morning, what do you know? >> reporter: good morning. we are waiting for tribal elders from nelson mandela's ancestral village to get to the hospital. yesterday, family members went there to the village to have a discussion, and we also hear the south african government is holding its cabinet and the condition will be discussed there. there are reports of some family members say that he is responding at times, but at the same time we hear that yesterday the archbishop of cape town was here and he with other family members around nelson mandela's bedside said a prayer. betty? >> thank you, keir. here are other stories making news this morning. >>> pope francis looks into vatican bank amid new money laundering probe. >>> also, vladimir putin says he has no plans to extradite edward snowden. he's believed to be holed up inside moscow's airport.
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